Day 130: Passing Time in Mount Ayr

Today I took off and enjoyed a small county park with a campground about two miles north of Mount Ayr, Iowa. The weather has been just great and Valda & I got a lot of grilling meat done and even had time to take a short nap. I guess I’m more tired than I realize because I can take a nap in the afternoon and then sleep like a baby at night.

We went into Mount Ayr this morning and had our usual day off breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits (after Valda scarfed this down, she wanted some of my dry toast and black coffee – not really😜 ). I know it doesn’t sound too healthy, but it makes me happy to be able to eat this once a week and so I’m going to. We ate at a diner called Peggy Sue’s and it was really neat seeing the 50’s motif in such a small town (pop. 1700). I then walked next door and got my hair cut at Dick’s Barber Shop. Dick Simpson was voted one of the top ten barbers in Iowa this past Spring and he has the award on the wall to prove it. Anyway, Dick asked me where I was from and we got into a conversation about what I was doing. When he got through, he shook my hand and said ‘on the house’. I just want to thank Dick for a great buzz (I told him the haircut I got in Delta, UT didn’t last like I thought it would.  He said his would last till NYC).

We will head out in the morning and should be in Decatur City by tomorrow night.